When it becomes a pain in the ass to use plastic wrap or aluminum foil, it’s time to design a better solution. And I think I may have done just that. This photo shows a mounted holder for the wrap, located just about where you’d likely want it for convenience sake. Continue reading →
For the past few years, I’ve been coveting my friend’s drawer dishwashers. In a very lustful way. I love that they seem like the perfect size for a family of two (or one, at least much of the time). This can be easily filled in a few days’ time, as opposed to my full-size model, which isn’t even full with all of my dishes – and takes nearly a week for me to fill. And I don’t even want to get into its runtime, which is nearly three hours long…
Some people dream about vacations or adventures. I dream about wine racks. This week, I literally dreamt of one that was built into our dining-room wall, with an antique wrought-iron door that revealed a floor-to-ceiling rack, also made of wrought iron. With warm, soft lighting. It served as both storage and a focal point in the room. Yum…
As a low-tech solution to a common problem, this is really cool! The only problem (like the in-counter compost bin) is the cost. Sixty-nine bucks? This one attaches to a small (or central) vacuum system. I don’t want the vacuum – or the price tag for that matter. It’s a plastic tray, for crap sake!! I’ll bet I can make one of these for LOTS less. Using a plastic tray, even. Man!
Oooooooh!! Want. BAD. One less thing on the counter, and it can’t possibly get any easier. I love everything about it – except the PRICE. It’s currently selling for (are you sitting down?) $495.00. Are you kidding me???? C’mon, folks: it’s made to hold garbage, not jewelry! Never mind – I’ll get Rick to figure out how to make one for less than $30…
It’s amazing what you can do with only six inches of space. This is a superb example. And a lesson to me to look for – and exploit – storage opportunities in my next house. Proof, even, that a large kitchen is not needed to make a truly functional, exquisitely organized and highly efficient work space. Inspiration!